The Capitol Anesthesiology Association, based in Austin, TX and established in 1973, is one of the nation’s largest practices specializing solely in anesthesiology. CAA boasts a staff of over 80 Medical Doctors and 130 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, all working together to provide exceptional care to more than 20 medical facilities in the greater Austin area.
Capitol Anesthesiology Association offers a wide range of services to meet community needs. General anesthesia is used during extensive surgeries, usually in regions such as the chest, heart, or brain. Regional anesthesia is used to alleviate localized pain, both during and after an operation. CAA also offers specialized services such as obstetric anesthesia to ease the pain of mothers in labor, and cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesia, necessary for cardiac surgery.
Long supporters of their local community, CAA staff engage in various philanthropic pursuits, with many practitioners donating their skills and time to nonprofit groups that benefit the disadvantaged. The charities they support include Austin Smiles, a nonprofit working to provide reconstructive plastic surgery to the children of central Texas. They also provide care to the Family Eldercare organization, which provides essential services to adults and seniors with disabilities. Their philanthropy also extends to several other wonderful nonprofits, including (but not limited to) Eeels on Wheels, Operation Smile, and the Children’s Medical Center Foundation.
Surgery is a stressful experience to go through for both adults and children. Even if you have gone through a surgery before, the thought of having to do it again can be very overwhelming. It is important to have a competent and experienced surgeon completing your procedure, but not many people give thought to the anesthesiologist that will be administering the anesthesia and pain medication prior, during and post surgery. Capitol Anesthesiology has a number of qualified and experienced professionals on their staff that are well versed in different methods of pain relief and anesthesia for both adults and children. Each patient’s case is given much thought and the proper plan is used for a safe surgery.
There are three major types of anesthesia that can be used depending on what the procedure is and what it entails. For a more serious or intricate type of surgery, general anesthesia is the most popular option as it ensures a patient will be immobile and unable to interrupt what is going on in the operating room. Regional anesthesia works best when less monitoring is needed but still the patient needs to be able to remain motionless. Thirdly, when a procedure is going to be shorter in duration or is not very severe, local anesthesia is preferred and used as often as possible to improve the outcome of the patient and shorten the recovery period.
The patient’s well being physically and mentally is the most important goal of not only a surgeon but also an anesthesiologist. Proper sedation is beneficial on both ends of the spectrum and crucial for overall success.
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